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Title: Carbon Flux to the Atmosphere From Land-use Changes: 1850 to 1990 (NDP-050/R1)

Abstract

The database documented in this numeric data package, a revision to a database originally published by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) in 1995, consists of annual estimates, from 1850 through 1990, of the net flux of carbon between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere resulting from deliberate changes in land cover and land use, especially forest clearing for agriculture and the harvest of wood for wood products or energy. The data are provided on a year-by-year basis for nine regions (North America, South and Central America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Tropical Africa, the Former Soviet Union, China, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Developed Region) and the globe. Some data begin earlier than 1850 (e.g., for six regions, areas of different ecosystems are provided for the year 1700) or extend beyond 1990 (e.g., fuelwood harvest in South and Southeast Asia, by forest type, is provided through 1995). The global net flux during the period 1850 to 1990 was 124 Pg of carbon (1 petagram = 1015 grams). During this period, the greatest regional flux was from South and Southeast Asia (39 Pg of carbon), while the smallest regional flux was from North Africa and themore » Middle East (3 Pg of carbon). For the year 1990, the global total net flux was estimated to be 2.1 Pg of carbon.« less

Authors:
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  1. Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts (USA)
Contributors:
Data Curator:

  1. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-050/R1
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1389493
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.002

Citation Formats

Houghton, Richard A., Hackler, Joseph R., and Cushman, Robert L. Carbon Flux to the Atmosphere From Land-use Changes: 1850 to 1990 (NDP-050/R1). United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.002.
Houghton, Richard A., Hackler, Joseph R., & Cushman, Robert L. Carbon Flux to the Atmosphere From Land-use Changes: 1850 to 1990 (NDP-050/R1). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.002
Houghton, Richard A., Hackler, Joseph R., and Cushman, Robert L. 2001. "Carbon Flux to the Atmosphere From Land-use Changes: 1850 to 1990 (NDP-050/R1)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389493. Pub date:Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2001
@article{osti_1389493,
title = {Carbon Flux to the Atmosphere From Land-use Changes: 1850 to 1990 (NDP-050/R1)},
author = {Houghton, Richard A. and Hackler, Joseph R. and Cushman, Robert L},
abstractNote = {The database documented in this numeric data package, a revision to a database originally published by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) in 1995, consists of annual estimates, from 1850 through 1990, of the net flux of carbon between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere resulting from deliberate changes in land cover and land use, especially forest clearing for agriculture and the harvest of wood for wood products or energy. The data are provided on a year-by-year basis for nine regions (North America, South and Central America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Tropical Africa, the Former Soviet Union, China, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Developed Region) and the globe. Some data begin earlier than 1850 (e.g., for six regions, areas of different ecosystems are provided for the year 1700) or extend beyond 1990 (e.g., fuelwood harvest in South and Southeast Asia, by forest type, is provided through 1995). The global net flux during the period 1850 to 1990 was 124 Pg of carbon (1 petagram = 1015 grams). During this period, the greatest regional flux was from South and Southeast Asia (39 Pg of carbon), while the smallest regional flux was from North Africa and the Middle East (3 Pg of carbon). For the year 1990, the global total net flux was estimated to be 2.1 Pg of carbon.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.002},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

Works referencing / citing this record:

Effects of land use change on soil carbon cycling in the conterminous United States from 1900 to 2050: LAND USE EFFECTS ON US SOIL 1900 TO 2050
journal, July 2007